BMO Asset Management

Investment Book of Record ─ Webcast

On June 26, Waters hosted a webcast to discuss one of the most pressing and important technological developments on the buy side in recent memory ─ the development of an investment book of record (IBOR) system.

The Opaqueness of IBOR

Anthony says that asset managers have to be wary of vendors pitching an IBOR solution. There are legitimate choices out there, but even though the term is old, the field of third-party providers is rapidly growing, and there may be imposters.

BMO Launches an IBOR

A merger of three investment managers had just been announced when BMO Global Asset Management made the decision to revamp its portfolio accounting procedures. What followed was a near three-year project that made the company the proud owner of an IBOR,…

Take Away Spreadsheets? From My Cold, Dead Hands

Microsoft Excel spreadsheets will continue to be widely used at asset management firms for the foreseeable future. But new regulations, technological advancements, and risk management concerns are leading buy-side firms to examine ways to lessen their…

Is IBOR Just a Buzzword?

Moderator Barry Chester, wrapping up a panel discussion on the business case for installing an investment book of record (IBOR), asked a question that should be asked of any hot new piece of technology: Is IBOR just a buzzword? Surprisingly, not everyone…

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